Monday, September 12, 2016

Dreams from the LORD Almighty: Sue Barron's Magnificent Dream and My Husband's Two Profound Dreams & Scripture & Salvation Information... A Book on Christian Dream Symbols and A Poem!

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Purple is the Royal Color for Almighty God
Revelation 1:4-7


To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spiritsa before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

7“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”b
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”c
So shall it be! Amen.
8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

~How Do You Know When a Dream is from the Lord?~

First, we can never put God in a box.  My good friend Joni Ames+ told me this pearl of wisdom once, and does that truth ring ever truer and truer to me each year of my life!  I do not have the exact answer to how we know when a dream is from the Most High, or what avenue/way God may let us know, but I have written a few personally-experienced ideas below.***    +(  

These following verses from Isaiah are not directly related to dreams, but this is the Scripture the Holy Spirit put upon my heart as I write you:

Isaiah 55:6-11~ 

“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10  “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11  so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

~~~Sue's Dream~~~

Sue Barron is a very close and dear friend; we met through our church over 12 years ago and have enjoyed many great Bible studies, as well as other fun, together times.  Sue Barron is the kind of person anyone would be thankful to have in one's life!  She is kind, always helpful, and extremely giving.  She is always helping others~ family, church, and friends, including people she does not know well; Sue helps with food, prayers and encouragement, cleaning and helping with their houses/projects.  She even travels far to help sick friends, as in this following life-long married couple's home where she had this dream of Heaven.  Is it from God?  Undoubtedly.  Here is Sue's dream in her words and written in her own hand...

I am recording this dream I had while being at my very dear friends' house, Buddy and Paula's! It was the night of January 30th, 2010. Paula's father had just died recently and also right after he died, then Melissa's mother Sandy died Dec. 22nd [Melissa is Sue's daughter-in-law]. We had been talking about their deaths and funerals, and it made me think about my own death one day and decisions I really needed to make for my family to help them at that time! So, I don't know if this is a true dream and vision I had that night [Sue has visions from the Lord often] or not, and I know I won't know until it truly is "my time," and the Lord does take me home to be with him. But I will forever hold on to this dream I did have, for the rest of my life! I dreamed that night that Jesus came down out of the sky and was surrounded with brilliant pink and purple, and lavender clouds swirling around Him, mostly at his feet. He was dressed in a snow white robe with a brilliant white light shining around Him and coming for me and towards me. As I looked up at him and saw his face and such magnificent colors surrounding him, that is still hard to find the right words to try to describe it! What a sight this was to behold!!!! I then started singing this song to Him, as I was looking at him, "What a Day This Will Be When My Jesus I Will See." A hymn that the first time I had heard it to begin with, I immediately always knew I had wanted this song to be sang at my funeral when that time came! I began singing the words of that song to him as I was looking at his face, "What a day that will be when my Jesus I will see, when I look upon your face, the one that saved me by your grace. When he takes me by the hand, leads me through the promised land! Oh what a day glorious day that will be"!!!! Then as I was going to him, I awakened, and was in such awe of this beautiful dream that I had just had! I also remember thinking to myself how a little overwhelmed I felt by all of this that I thought I had just seen! I remember telling God then, "Oh wow, what a vision the lord allowed me to have and experience tonight, that I will forever hold on to and have peace about dying now and going home to be with Him one day, that I will carry with me from now on for the rest of my life!!!!" So, I don't know if this dream actually is true, as I said, or how it will really happen though till that glorious day comes, and I do see my Lord face to face, but until then, I'm going to count it as so! Praise you Lord!

So, I deeply do desire to have this song "What A Day It Will Be" sang at my memorial service when it comes that time, and I want everyone to know that I, too, will be singing it with you, as I'm looking at my lord and savior, the Lord of Lord and King of Kings, as I actually do see him face to face that day, and he takes me by my hand!!!! Hallelujah and all praise to my heavenly Father!

Thank you so very much, Sweet Sue!  Your dream from God is an inspiration to all of us!

~~~Royce's Dreams~~~

Jesus, the Example
      1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.    3For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
New American Standard Bible, NASB

Approximately 7 years ago, my husband Royce had two significant dreams from the Lord God, that are extremely telling.  Royce believed that his dreams were from God so much that he told our grown children at dinner one night.  Please know that Royce does not have dreams (that he remembers) and has never before or since had dreams such as these.

In Royce's first dream, he was standing in the showroom of his mom and dad's tractor and implement store.  When Royce was a  young man, he had worked setting up equipment, making deliveries, and later on did some sales.  Vic, a wonderful Christian employee of the store, was standing in the showroom with Royce.  (Vic had had actually died in real life a few decades ago.)  In the dream, the two men in the showroom were waiting for the father/employer, Marvin, to come in from the country.  My father-in-law was also a great Christian man; He is most assuredly in Heaven now as is Vic... 

As Royce and Vic watched and waited for Marvin to come in from the fields, there were clouds in the sky so prominent, large and billowy.  The clouds were a lighter shade of  purple in color.  These clouds became larger and much more purple in color until they were a very deep, most impressive purple.

Royce started to see forms of people in these magnificent he watched the clouds and as they became more intense, he saw figures of many people within them.  The people were beckoning to Royce and saying "Come!"  This went on for a while, and then the dream ended.

I think that there is a good deal of meaning behind who was in the dream...Even though I have talked about this dream, written it out in handwriting, etc., even as I have typed the dream for this posting, I see connections and meanings that I had not seen before.  There are words of love from God, so to speak, within the happening and the symbolism of this dream.  Oh, Lord, You are wonderful beyond anything that we can think or fathom!  How much we love and adore, worship and owe You!

Royce's second dream is very short...perhaps to signify the shortness of time we have before Christ comes.  The Bible says that today is the day of Salvation!  There is no reason whatsoever to wait in your decision for Christ Jesus- to be amongst His children who will go to Heaven!  Once you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, the Kingdom of God begins within your heart into eternity, forever.  The Kingdom of God is literal, and those of us who accept Christ's gift of salvation will literally be with Him there forever and ever after our lives on earth have passed.

"We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: 'In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.' Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:1, 2).
In Royce's second dream, he was walking along the street on the sidewalk.  He was headed to a specific house.  He walked into our daughter and son-in-law's home and announced, "It is time...come now!"

***Some thoughts about dreams from the Lord:

These are personal and by no means inclusive! 

1.  While dreams can be so fleeting as we wake into our conscious mind, I have found that the meaningfully "God dreams" that I have had, tend to be remembered better, are more profound.  Suggestion: record your dreams in a journal by your bed.  If you awake and know your dream is from the Lord and meant for you for prayer for someone or for yourself; for your understanding; or to help you in any way that God wants- then, write it down when it is fresh.  Even Godly dreams can vanish from our minds.  In that case, or if I am unsure, I ask God to keep it in myself and for His leading and knowledge, wisdom in the dream to continue even if I do not remember it.

2. I sometimes go to sleep and ask God in prayer before I sleep: "if You have something or someone you want me to remember/be aware/something helpful that You want to say to me, please let me have a dream, Lord, and enable me to remember it."

3.  Not always, but dreams of God, for me, I have found, tend to be very vivid, in color.

4.  We can always remember people, situations, and ourselves in prayer, night or day, for thanksgiving, needs and hopes.  Always pray for yourself to be closer to the Lord!  I pray that for my family and myself, our church and other friends, even for enemies.  (Jesus told us to love and to pray for our enemies.  They need help to do right and to accept Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, just as we have needed and need Him.)

5.  Dreams can be literal...on the other hand, if you dream something disastrous about someone, be sure to speak to the Lord about His specific leading to you regarding that dream.  A Christian woman, Debbi Carlson, said at a conference several years ago that just because you have a dream, does not mean to take it literally.>>>(See her information below.)  Dreams can be symbolic and often are, but, nonetheless, they have importance.  I remember two dreams I had over ten years ago about my mother-in-law and a sister-in-law.  The dreams showed me accidents/illness that each had- and both did happen.  There was no necessity to tell my relatives.  I told my husband, and we prayed for them!  Ruth Mom and Sis Sue came through the difficult waters with their Lord by their sides!

6.  We should commit our day, each day, to God's leading and ask Him to be glorified in all "that I do today!"

7.  Never read or consult a medium, soothsayer, past life regressionist, astrologer, etc.  These are occult, which is of Satan.  The Bible forbids these things.  If you have done them, make sure that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior (including re-committing to Him) and ask God to forgive you...He absolutely will!!  Then, please do not do these things anymore.

>>>Debbi Carlson's book, Dream Symbols: Learning the Language of the Holy Spirit and How He speaks us in our Dreams, copyright 2010, is very helpful. Contact her at Debbi Carlson, P.O. Box 977, Rogersville, AL 35652 U.S.A.

How to Accept Christ, A Link from InTouch, with Charles Stanley
God made each of us to live one life only, to die, and then to go to Heaven or Hell- depending upon our decision for Him- to believe in Jesus Christ as one's Lord and Savior.  The Lord Almighty WANTS us to accept His Son and to take the Salvation given through our recompense, Jesus.  Jesus, the Messiah, is fully God, fully Man- the only One Who is completely Holy, the Son of God, and the One to Whom all the sin of each of us could lay upon Him on the cross, the Perfect and white, spotless and holy Lamb of God- to die and to be resurrected; be seen, touched, have meals with the Disciples and people within that 40 days after He arose from the grave.  Then the Lord Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father in Glory so that He could send the Holy Spirit to His Believers here on Earth, for now.  Here is a link that will help you!!  The second link tells more what to do after you have received God's-given Salvation...


Now that I am SAVED, What Do I Do?

God bless you richly in Christ Jesus- the King of kings, and the Lord of lords.  When Jesus returns...

Revelation 19:11-16
New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ on a White Horse

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[a] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[b] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[c] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

You and Me, Lord

 God, You make me feel so very special!

Oh, so special.

Do you ask too much of me?

That I love you and

Take Jesus in as my
Savior and Lord?

For You, God, so loved me,

That You gave Your One and

Only Son, Jesus,

For me,

That if I believe in Him,

I will not perish

But have everlasting

Life with You!

I think, Lord,

You do not ask too much, at all.

I will gladly take You

Into my heart,

Follow You,

Love You, and

Obey You- most assuredly,

I will (do).


April 11, 2011

I just LOVE it that Jesus has written that HE IS FAITHFUL and TRUE.
Be ready.  I am, and so very thankful to God for that...
Donna M.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

A 9-11 Anniversary: The Lord God Speaks to Us in Many Ways~ His Wonders to Behold! & A Prayer for Salvation! ~~~

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Does the Lord speak to

(A Re-posting on September 3, 2020 & September 5, 2021),
four years from the original writing of
July 4, 2016)
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Does He speak to you and me?  Oh, assuredly~ yes, He does!  God Himself, the One God of the Trinity- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- reveals His ability to communicate with His children in a myriad of ways in The Holy Bible.  He spoke from a burning bush; He sent people to tell someone or others what God intended, as in the prophets of old- and now, through Christians who have the spiritual gift of the prophetic.  Their job, today, is to glorify the Lord, to encourage, to exhort and to uplift the believers in Christ Jesus.  We hear from the Lord in dreams, visions, whilst we are praying...we can be drawn to stop to pray to the Almighty with a whispering from Him through the Holy Spirit to our ear, mind, or spirit.  A true believing friend who has welcomed Jesus Christ into her/his life can say something or beckon us to listen to God, to talk with Him.  And, yes, we are so very thankful that we have the Lord's Word Who is Jesus Christ Himself (see the beginning of John) and is The Holy Bible to read, meditate, and study!

I have many examples just in my own my early 30s, I was walking across the kitchen floor serving my two young children a meal, when like a lightning bolt, the thought came to my mind, "You do not have to be perfect!!"  It was not I who said that; it was God because apparently I needed to hear that in my hurrying and scurrying to be a good girl, to be perfect; I tried :) and to do everything for everyone, especially my little, darling family!!

The God of Heaven and Earth is capable of even speaking to us through an animal, as in the donkey in the Bible!  The Bible speaks that the rocks will cry out if we do not magnify and thank the Lord.  All of nature shows/demonstrates Jehovah Jireh (The Lord will provide) and His everlasting Love, Mercy, Plenty and Provision, let alone the Beauty of His Hand!!  We are not capable of writing the final word or list of God's massive, everlasting, and completely perfect and fruitful, protective Holy Spirit.  He is endless, for He has no beginning, nor an end!  Is not the Lord Almighty wonderful beyond our words or feelings to express?!  Oh, God, You are absolutely everything to us!  We thank You, adore and love You, and are grateful forevermore.

The Lord brought to my mind very recently to spread widely when He spoke to me at a particular time, in His chosen way.

How the Hearing from the Lord Occurred that Day

This particular day of the week that I heard from the Lord in a very unusual way was a Tuesday.  I had no idea what day of the week it was except through eventual retrospect.  I was sitting in the car listening to a favorite Christian singer/songwriter, Fred Hammond.***  At the beginning of the song there is a young man who says some of the verses from Psalm 63:1-4~~~

O God, thou art my God. Early will I seek thee, my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. To see thy power and thy glory, in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life my lips shall praise thee. Thus, I will bless thee while I live. I will lift up my hands in thy name.

I had listened to this song and the cd many, many times!  I loved the song and the whole cd.  As I sat in the car listening, looking over my grocery list before I went inside the store, when the song lyrics upfront were from Psalm 63, it came to the part that says: "Thy Lovingkindness," and instead of that phrase, I heard this young man's actual voice who was reading the passage say, "9-11."  He absolutely said it, and I heard him say it!  I looked up because I thought to myself, 9-11? Where did that come from?  I had heard that date said in the young man's own voice on the cd as clearly as could be possible.  I was completely perplexed (baffled, very puzzled) shocked, and surprised!  I pushed the track button back several times to see if I could hear, "9-11," again where Psalm 63 was read.  I know that all of this did not make sense!  The song on the cd always said exactly as it had been recorded- Your lovingkindness- there was no "9-11" now as I re-listened whatsoever on the cd.  And yet, I had heard it very plainly.

The following is very pertinent; this particular day was Tuesday, September 4, 2011.  I had no idea whatsoever that exactly a week from that day it was going to be 9-11.  However, it was exactly one week before the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9-11 in 2011 when in 2002 America and the world was shaken by the horrific events of that date.  There had been talk of the 10th anniversary of 9-11 coming up, but it was far from my mind that day until I heard 9-11 instead of Thy Lovingkindness.

I went into the grocery to do my shopping, but of course, what I had heard in my car in the song a bit earlier was not far from my mind.  When I finished shopping, I returned to my vehicle.  Still feeling stunned, I wanted to share this extraordinary event with someone who might understand for clarification and understanding, so I called two close and discerning girlfriends in the faith, who have personal experience, and we have discussed the gifts of the Holy Spirit through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  7 The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way.  8 That is for the good of all. (1Corinthians 12:7-8)

I phoned one and then immediately the other, which order I phoned does not matter, nor do I remember: Sally Pesta and Michele Cole,+++ with each one and sometimes other Christians together, we have shared many times in the Lord together: praying and answers to prayer; healing; how God leads and prepares the way before us.  We have studied the Word of God, the Bible; discussed how good our Lord and Savior is to us; talked about the things we have seen and experienced in the Most High as Christians, including how we hear from Him.  Either Michele or Sally informed me that it was exactly one week before 9-11-2011.  Both Michele and Sally fully believed and understood what I described about hearing "9-ll" in place of the actual words, "Thy Lovingkindness," on the cd from Psalm 63.  We all agreed that this was a call to prayer and that we would be praying for nothing bad to happen to our country, our citizens or soldiers, and all nations that next Tuesday, 9-11-2011!  I told my husband, grown children, and several close friends from church about what had happened and asked them to be praying, please.
What Happened That Tenth Anniversary of 9-11
As it turned out, I kept praying, and I know millions of people were praying to Jesus Christ, our Father, and the Holy Spirit- the Lord God- for safety for people regarding the 9-11 anniversary.  I remember praying throughout the day, and by early afternoon, I breathed a sigh of relief that nothing adverse had happened related to this date.  Then, I heard the news that our United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, had been attacked, and four individuals were killed, along with eleven people who sustained non-fatal injuries.  It was so wrong and sad, awful, then I prayed more for their families, our nation and peoples' loving democracy. Even those who hate it- we must pray.  Jesus said to love and to pray for our enemies...
God's Sovereignty
With this incredible happening with the word/s "9-ll" (from the Lord to my ear) being audibly inserted exactly where the words of the Psalm/song said, "Your Lovingkindness" utterly amazing and incredible this is, My Friends~!  God has a message here to us- amongst many, some of which I do not know- but the message is this, I believe, in part:
Even in the horror of what happened to the people in our country, the United States of America, that horrific day when we were attacked in several ways, so catastrophically, GOD LOVES US!  His Lovingkindness outstretches and outmatches any horrid plan or scheme that Satan/the devil would desire for you and me, Sister and Brother!  Do not forget that fact!  Ever.

***Fred Hammond's Psalm 63

~Receive the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Your Personal Savior Right Now/ Rededicate to Him~
If you want to receive Jesus Christ's gift of Salvation and follow His Way, sincerely, say this prayer or tell God in your own words that you have decided to take Jesus into your Life, start living in the Lord's Kingdom now and then forever, when you will go to be with Him and others who decided the same, you will be in Heaven always!  It is beyond our best expectations, glorious and wonderful beyond anything we have ever experienced in this current life.  God the Father gave His Son Jesus' Life, to die on the cross, to be buried for three days, to be resurrected, live amongst people for 40 days, then Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father to pray and to intercede for us!  When you are saved, that is the first baptism of Jesus Christ- you are saved...period and absolutely forever!  Read more below to learn MORE about the Beauty, enduring Love and incredible world the Lord has for you, my precious Friend!
~~~A Prayer of Salvation~~~
Dear Heavenly Father,
You have given me life and Life eternal.  I want to spend it with You, forever.  I do not want to be separated from You and my loved ones, other people.  I believe that Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for me, arose, and then later ascended to You, the Father.  He paid the price for my sins.  I repent of my own wrongs- I am sorry and will seek You to help me do as You would want, for good and no harm to anyone. Thank You more than I can ever express for sacrificing Your Only Son, Jesus Christ, for me!  As a song says, "When I see Your mercy on me, I see the stain I left upon You."  I accept Jesus, the Messiah as my Lord and Savior- the King of kings and the Lord of lords, forevermore.  Help me always to grow in knowing You and to be pleasing for Thee, Oh, God.  In Jesus' Name, the One above all, Amen.
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(Complete) Psalm 63
New King James Version (NKJV)

Joy in the Fellowship of God

A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

63 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword;
They shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Donna M.